OpenDocument 1.0 Public Review
Public Review of OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 12:15:48 -0500 From: Mary McRae <email@example.com> Subject: Public Review of OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0
To OASIS Members, Announce Lists
The OASIS Open Office XML Format TC has recently approved the OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0 specification as a Committee Draft and in its last meeting has approved it for public review. The public review starts today, 4-January-2005 and ends 3-February-2005.
Public review from potential users, developers and stakeholders is an important part of the OASIS process to assure interoperability and quality. Comments are solicited from all interested parties. Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person via a web form found on the TC's web page at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office. Click the button for "Send A Comment" at the top of the page.
Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are publicly archived and can be viewed at:
Below is a short description of the specification and a list of files.
The OpenDocument specification defines an XML schema for office applications and its semantics. The schema is suitable for office documents, including text documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphical documents like drawings or presentations, but is not restricted to these kinds of documents. The schema provides high-level information suitable for editing documents. It defines suitable XML structures for office documents and is friendly to transformations using XSLT or similar XML-based tools.
The file are available here:
1. The Committee Draft specification is available in OpenOffice.org XML file format and in PDF format. The committee draft contains three embedded Relax-NG schemas.
- the schema for office documents (specified in chapters 1 to 16)
- the normative schema for the manifest file used by OpenDocument package format (specified in chapter 17)
- the strict schema for office documents that permits only meta information and formatting properties contained in this specification itself (specified in appendix A)
The OpenOffice.org XML version of the specification is located at:
The PDF version is at:
2. The normative Relax-NG schema for office documents extracted from chapters 1 to 16 of the specification document is available at:
3. The normative Relax-NG schema for manifest files extracted from chapter 17 of the specification document is available at:
4. The normative Relax-NG strict schema for office documents extracted from appendix A of the specification document is available at:
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See details in the news story "OASIS Releases OpenDocument 1.0 Committee Draft Specification for Public Review."